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20 Vibrant Shades of Burgundy Hair Color

Do you crave red hair? Try livening up your hair with the bold, rich notes of a burgundy hair color. Like a fine wine, deep merlot, cabernet and bordeaux hair color hues shimmer at the slightest hint of light. The bold tones of burgundy hair offer wonderful framing and contrast for every skin tone. These hues are great for the shy girl who desires a striking change or the carefree spirit who just loves attention. This versatile shade is waiting for you. Here are 20 delectably rich burgundy hair hues that are sure to make you swoon!

#1 Red Velvet

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This decadent rich tone is a definite head turner. If you are looking for an instant confidence booster, take this picture with you to your next salon visit.

Decadent Burgundy Hair Color

Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

Decadent Burgundy Hair Color Side

Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This bright burgundy hue is suitable for most all skin tone types. This color sits well on thicker coarser hair types.

Tip:

Regular salon color gloss treatments are the best way to prevent major fading and keep this red looking vibrant and shiny.

#2 Cherry Bombshell

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This sassy shade is a great color to revamp your hairstyle and make a statement.

Sassy Burgundy Hair Color

Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This shade compliments a variety of warm skin tones, including beige and gold skin tones. The look suits most all hair types.

Tip:

Be sure to keep your favorite texture paste or wax handy to really piece out and define these cool layers.

#3 Berry Boucles

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This burgundy-inspired look features an array of different shades of red, including both darker pieces and lighter pieces. This would be a great transitional look for going either lighter or darker in your red hair journey.

Burgundy Hair Color with Darker and Lighter Pieces

Style by Onita Luisi, Chips Salon, Marlboro, NJ

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The variety of different colors within this look lend themselves to a wide range of complimenting skin tones. This look wears best on hair textures with wave or curl.

Tip:

Curlier hair types are likely to fade a little more when exposed to red color. Be sure to invest in a great color treatment mask to use at home.

#4 Mahogany Mocha

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

Here is a beautiful shade of burgundy to turn to for a cooler take on the classic bright reds.

Cool Mahogany Hair Color

Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This is a very flattering hue for medium and darker skin tones. This color works great on thicker hair types with natural volume.

Tip:

Dark burgundy shows well on shiny, healthy locks, so be sure your hair is in tip top shape before you invest in this hue.

#5 Sexy Sangria

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

Sophisticated and fun, this shade of burgundy is great to transition to if you’ve never been red before as it is close to neutral with natural warm tones.

Sophisticated Burgundy Hair Color with Warm Tones

Style by The Oak Street Hair Group, Birmingham, AL

Sophisticated Burgundy Hair Color with Warm Tones Back

Style by The Oak Street Hair Group, Birmingham, AL

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This hue suits lighter to medium skin tones and will plump up naturally finer textures.

Tip:

Be sure to take a picture of the exact shade you want with you to your appointment so you and your colorist are on the same page. As you can see here, there are a wide variety of shades within the burgundy family!

#6 Sugar Plum

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

Too sweet! Sassy and adorable at the same time, this burgundy hair color works great on this beauty.

Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair

Style by Rebekah Eastham, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair Side

Style by Rebekah Eastham, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This rich plum color is flattering on fair skin types as well as medium skin tones. It is suitable for most all hair types.

Tip:

Finish this look with your favorite shine product to really show off the tones of your gorgeous new color.

#7 Vibrant Ruby

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This is a beautiful color for those looking for a rich, vibrant burgundy that is both fun and flirty.

Vibrant Burgundy Hair Color

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Vibrant Burgundy Hair Color Side

Photo Credit: EncoreHD Magazine

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This is going to be a great fit for skin types that have more gold tones and olive tones. This color and style will look fabulous on any hair type.

Tip:

If you have a lot of red or rosy undertones, be aware that this color may call attention to any blemishes.

#8 Wine Corkscrew Curls

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

Be the center of attention this season with this playful punch of color. She is too radiant to pass by in this curly, red wine-inspired look!

Playful Burgundy Hair Color on Curls

Style by Denise Grandberry, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color works great on most all skin types and works wonders on wavy to curly hair.

Tip:

Curly hair creates an optical illusion when it comes to color. Be cautious of medium to light tones as the curl pattern seemingly absorbs light, causing colors to look slightly darker.

#9 Burgundy Bangs

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

Check out this beautiful color combo to really switch up your look! This a great example of a bold color on a fringe line that draws attention to your beautiful face.

Bold Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair

Style by Barbaralene Sellars, Heavenly Creations, Burlington, NC

Bold Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair Side

Style by Barbaralene Sellars, Heavenly Creations, Burlington, NC

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This is a beautiful tone for medium to darker skin tones and works best with thicker, fuller hair types.

Tip:

If you want to try the bold-colored bang look before making the commitment, try a set of clip-in bangs.

#10 Blackberry Braids

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

Fall in love with this fabulous shade of deep burgundy to really glam up your tresses.

Burgundy Hair Color on Braided Hair

Style by Anna Stone, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

Burgundy Hair Color on Braided Hair Back

Style by Anna Stone, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color works well on fair skin tone as it creates contrast and accents facial features. It suits most all hair types.

Tip:

You will definitely want to invest in a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner and limit heat styling to make this hue stay vibrant as long as possible.

#11 Cabernet Swirls

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This gorgeous cabernet-inspired shade is evenly balanced for a stunning finish.

Cabernet Inspired Burgundy Haircolor

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The gentle warmth and richness of this burgundy red hue suits any skin tone. Naturally dark or light hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Style hair into full, luscious waves to show off your hue.

#12 Cranberry Crush

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This playful look takes you on a journey with a deep cranberry base shifting to brighter, lighter ends.

Deep Cranberry Base Color with Brighter Ends

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The warmth of this cranberry hue best suits a slightly pink/peach complexion. Naturally dark or light hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Soft, mermaid waves offer a casual style for everyday wear.

#13 Melange Rouge

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This mash-up of red shades covers the spectrum from warm coppers to cool, violet tones.

Burgundy Haircolor with Warm and Cool Tones

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The interplay of color here suits any skin tone. Naturally dark or light hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Sleek, straight hair invites your eye to delight in the movement created by this multi-dimensional color.

#14 Raspberry Cordial

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This bright raspberry hue offers a bold hair color option for a striking face.

Bright Raspberry Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The cool toned brightness of this burgundy shade best suits a slightly pink/peach complexion. Naturally dark or light hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Long, full layers will ensure all eyes are on you.

#15 Rich Cinammon

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This richly brewed cinnamon shade offers a natural depth and softness for long hair.

Rich Cinnamon Haircolor with Depth

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The warmth of this rich cinnamon hue suits any complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Softly waved hair and a deep side part offers a bit of mystery to this rich hue.

#16 Violet Femme

Written by Tanya Ramirez

A violet glaze enhances this red shade that glimmers brightly in the light of day.

Haircolor with Violet Glaze

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The duality of warmth and cool tones of this burgundy hair color suits any complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Make a bold statement with a softly styled, chin-length bob.

#17 Passionflower Pixie

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Deep violet base tones flourish into bright, fiery ends in this perfect pixie look.

Deep Violet Haircolor on Pixie Haircut

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This contrast of warm and cool tones suits any complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Bring the attention front and center with this delightful pixie.

#18 Merlot Maiden

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This look displays cool and warm merlot-inspired tones in a color-blocked hairstyle.

Merlot Inspired Haircolor

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The warm and cool tones of this merlot look suits any complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Play up your personality with a versatile, color-blocked look.

#19 Fuchsia Flash

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Fast forward to the future with this stunning fuchsia bob.

Fuchsia Haircolor on Bob Hairstyle

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The coolness of this burgundy hue suits a neutral/yellow complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Keep your finish modern and sleek with a classic bob.

#20 Cherries Jubilee

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Here is a bright cherry hue for a daring personality.

Bright Cherry Haircolor

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The bright coolness of this burgundy hue suits a neutral/yellow complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

Tip:

Revive your shag haircut with this delicious shade.

There are so many eye-catching burgundy looks to choose from for just about any complexion! Each shade offers its own depth and complexity with a unique twist. Go ahead and rock your red to the next level this season with a burgundy hair color!